Health Website Had Security Risks

Drip. Drip. Drip. An internal government memo from September 27 reveals that administration officials were worried about the “high” security risks facing the new health insurance website due to lack of testing. The memo to Medicare chief Marylin Tavenner detailed that the contractors weren’t able to test all the security controls, which "exposed a level of uncertainty that can be deemed as a high risk." During a congressional hearing, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that consumers’ personal information is secure.